Desloratadine vs Levocetirizine

Desloratadine
(Rx)
Levocetirizine
(Rx)
Desloratadine is a systemic antihistamine.
Levocetirizine is a systemic antihistamine.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Approval Date
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February 19, 2010
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
626 Discussions
1,193 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#3 for Hives
#4 for Rhinitis
Desloratadine is prescribed for Allergy and Seasonal Allergies and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Hives, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Hives
#7 for Eczema
#8 for Dermatitis
Levocetirizine is prescribed for Allergy and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Hives, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Des
Dry Mouth
4
Depression
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Wheezing
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Itchy Eyes
1
Heart Attack
1
Seizures
1
Fat Embolism
1
Tachycardia
1
Lev
Dry Mouth
10
Wheezing
4
Blurred Vision
2
Fungal Infection
2
Palpitations
1
Diabetes
1
Appetite Changes
1
Weight Gain
1
Watery Eyes
1
Hair Loss
1
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Dry Mouth
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Lev
4
10
Depression
Des
Lev
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Des
Lev
1
0
Wheezing
Des
Lev
1
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Des
Lev
1
0
Itchy Eyes
Des
Lev
1
0
Heart Attack
Des
Lev
1
0
Seizures
Des
Lev
1
0
Fat Embolism
Des
Lev
1
0
Tachycardia
Des
Lev
1
0
Dry Mouth
Lev
Des
10
4
Wheezing
Lev
Des
4
1
Blurred Vision
Lev
Des
2
0
Fungal Infection
Lev
Des
2
0
Palpitations
Lev
Des
1
0
Diabetes
Lev
Des
1
0
Appetite Changes
Lev
Des
1
0
Weight Gain
Lev
Des
1
0
Watery Eyes
Lev
Des
1
0
Hair Loss
Lev
Des
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Desloratadine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Levocetirizine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Desloratadine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Levocetirizine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill, Syrup
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg
Syrup: 2.5 mg/5 mL (0.5 mg/mL)
Solution: 2.5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 5 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Desloratadine
Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Desloratadine and Levocetirizine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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